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Published June 7, 2016

ROSEVILLE — With RoseFest established and now in its second year, the family festival has new events coming up June 16-19 at Veterans Memorial Park.

City Manager Scott Adkins said they are looking at nonstop entertainment during festival hours all four days by utilizing two stages — a main stage in the park and a second one inside the beverage tent.

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Published June 7, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The former Roseville Gratiot Cruise has been revamped this year, returning as the “Classics on Gratiot” cruise-in event June 11.

Roseville Heritage Foundation President Jack Jacobson said businesses along Gratiot from 10 Mile to 14 Mile roads will have car shows and cruise events going on throughout the day, starting around 10 a.m. as businesses open.

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Published June 7, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Cruisin’ Gratiot may not have too much that is new in its 2016 plans, but the long-running classic car cruise still has a full week of activities planned for enthusiasts.

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Published June 1, 2016

DETROIT — A Roseville man was arraigned in 36th District Court May 24 in connection with a fatal car crash that took place in Detroit the day before.

Johnathon Lloyd Horton, 31, is facing one count of manslaughter-motor vehicle and one count of operating while under the influence causing death. The court entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf. He has a preliminary exam scheduled for June 9 at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, and no lawyer had been named at press time.

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Published June 1, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Visitors to the Eastpointe Memorial Library will see primarily fitness and health-themed programs and events this summer as part of its summer reading schedule.

Assistant Library Director Sue Todd said that for adults, the centerpiece is the summer reading club that starts June 20. Visitors are encouraged to review the books they read — either by writing a review or simply giving it a star rating — which will enter them into a weekly raffle for one of three prizes each Monday, such as free DVD rentals or a gift card.

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Published May 31, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Students from East Detroit High School visited St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit April 29 as part of an “Emergency Department Day” to learn about the emergency room and the work done there.

According to Dr. Margarita Pena, the associate program director for emergency medicine and medical director for the Clinical Decision Unit at St. John, students have been participating in these programs for a few years from Grosse Pointe South High School, but this was the first time that East Detroit students visited.

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Published May 31, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The newly formed Downtown Development Authority in Roseville already is preparing for one of its first events — a classic car show to be held July 23.

According to Eric Lafata, event organizer and owner of Lafata Auto Body, the Jammin’ at the Junction show will run from noon until 5 p.m. on Utica Road between Gratiot Avenue and 12 Mile Road. Utica will be completely shut down to vehicle traffic during that time, being instead dedicated entirely to the event and the vehicles brought in for it.

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Published May 31, 2016

ROSEVILLE — A pair of iPads in bright blue cases rest on desks in the children’s section of the Roseville Public Library.

Loaded with free educational apps from Khan Academy, PBS Kids and others, the iPads are similar to those that kids — and adults — may be familiar with from operating a smartphone or tablet, Assistant Library Director Annamarie Lindstrom said.

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Published May 25, 2016

EASTPOINTE — The Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe currently has science and art classes for kids ages 4-10 planned for the summer months, to be held in the authority’s building at Spindler Park.

The art class, Creative Kids, will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays from June 21 through July 26 — with no class July 5. The other class, Little Scientists, will run 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays from June 30 through July 28.

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Published May 24, 2016

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council voted 4-0 at its meeting May 17 to end animal control veterinary services with East Detroit Animal Hospital and Eastpointe Animal Hospital and return to using the Animal Care Hospital of Sterling Heights.

Public Safety Director John McNeilance said that the city had previously used Animal Care Hospital after the Macomb County Animal Shelter raised its fees beyond what the city had wanted to pay. The city ran into the same problem with Sterling Heights, however.

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Published May 24, 2016

EASTPOINTE — The city still has some street repairs planned for the summer construction season, but it is focusing more of its efforts on sewer and water line repairs and replacements.

Tony Pry, Eastpointe’s Department of Public Works supervisor, said Eastpointe has plans to resurface Roxanna and Johnston streets between 10 Mile and Stephens roads this summer. The work will take place sometime after July 1 — when the next city budget goes into effect — but Pry said no specific times have been set in stone yet.

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Published May 23, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Public Library has announced its summer programs for kids, teens and adults alike, with the aim of keeping residents tuned in to the library.

Teen Librarian Sarah Marsack said there are a variety of events — some requiring registration — that will run from June 17 through Aug. 12. At the center of all this is the library’s summer reading program, which has different prizes and requirements for each age bracket.

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Published May 23, 2016

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council approved a special land use permit 4-0 for MySpace Storage at the council’s regular meeting May 17.

The proposed storage facility would be located at the former Colonial Dodge property at the northeast corner of Stephens and Gratiot.

Architect Peter Stuhlreyer told council they hope to use the bulk of the existing structure there for a modern facility, retaining the showroom and much of the frontage while adding a retail space at the corner and landscaping to make the area more visually interesting.

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Published May 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Despite a warmer and drier winter than usual, water levels across the Great Lakes — including Lake St. Clair — have remained higher than the long-term average.

What’s more, researchers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect those high water levels to remain for the coming months.

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Published May 18, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Ken Kaucheck, a Catholic priest who helped co-found the Gianna House ministry for pregnant teens in 2015, has resigned from his position on the Gianna House board of directors after the Archdiocese of Detroit determined his involvement was a violation of restrictions placed on his work.

Gianna House is not owned or operated by the archdiocese, but it is a Catholic-based organization based out of a former convent.

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